Hello, So a while ago, back when I had some money to spare and I had 0 SEO knowledge I decided to start a pretty bigass project. I wrote a ton of content and I put a lot of effort in a site (auth project). In order to rank the site, I decided to trust this guy who turned out to penalize my site after 5 months of work. This was completely my mistake for thinking he had some SEO knowledge; now that I have learnt how to properly SEO I feel so ridiculous for having paid what I paid to this guy for the shit he did. Anyways, past is past; its been already around 3 or 4 months ever since I received the penalty and I have been working on many other projects, but of course, the content, images and effort I put on that site are still there, and I really wanted to use it all (it is great traffic and it converts). Questions: Keeping in mind that the domain I was using is penalized, I have a few options, and of course, some questions along with them. 1- Should I remove all of the links which were built to the page and somehow try to get rid of the penalty? (site is still pr 2 and has tiny amounts of traffic) 1.1 - If I decide to go ahead with this, is disavow a good option to get rid of it ALL? 2- Should I buy a new domain and transfer all of the content to it and start from 0? (I believe this could be the most sensible option) 2.1 - Keeping in mind I do not have thousands to spare on an old/pr/auth/etc domain, should I just start straight from the bottom? Anyways, thanks for your time and looking forward to your replies.